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Bayer facing possible growing legal costs, consumer backlash after Roundup jury award
It’s been a rough day for Monsanto, the maker of the weedkiller Roundup. On Friday a jury awarded a California groundskeeper $289.2 million, concluding that exposure to Roundup caused his cancer. On Monday stock in Bayer, the company that acquired Monsanto earlier this year, tumbled 10 percent. Click the audio player above to hear the […]
The EPA is at the center of a debate over pesticide regulations
Chlorpyrifos has helped protect crops from pests since 1965, but it's also been linked in studies to low-IQ babies and dead fish.
Note to bees: do not stop and smell the roses
A new study says garden plants from big box stores contain a toxic pesticide.
Corn farmers turn to insecticides again
Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.
When do you buy organic? When do experts?
I never know when it makes sense to shell out extra money for organic foods. It's one of the reasons I started working on the story for Marketpla...